"It can even incline five steps more without falling": the history of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is full of anecdotes and legends, which come along with interesting researches and studies.   One of these stories, from which the quote has been taken, dates back to 1728: when Charles Louis de Secondat, the Baron de Montesquieu visited the Piazz...

By Carlos E. Medina After eight years of dormancy, the Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership has announced plans to rekindle the sister city relationship with Pisa, Italy.   In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the initial visit to Ocala by officials from Pisa, an Ocala contingent will travel to Pisa for a 10-day tour...

The Niles Taste of Sister Cities is back with plenty of food, dancing, music and raffle prizes. On March 19, the first Taste of Sister Cities in the past four years was held at Niles Family Fitness Center.   The festival aims to spotlight the culture of Niles' four sister cities – Pisa, Italy; Nafplion, Greece; Leixlip, Ireland; and Lmanova...

From Tuscany to the United States, with some special events in San Francisco: the celebrations for the 950th anniversary since the first stone of the Pisa Cathedral was laid and the 450th anniversary of the birth of Galileo Galilei got just big.   In fact, starting from this occurrence, a cultural exchange is taking place between the town of...

by Betty Laseter   A team of researchers at Pontedera BioRobotics Institute in Italy claimed to have created a robotic arm that can bend and contract like an octopus tentacle. The robotic arm is expected to play a really helpful role in the field of surgical procedures by enabling surgeons to perform minimally-invasive operations in compact...

When traveling to Italy, there are many great cities to choose from. Everyone knows about Rome, and many have seen its splendors through the eyes of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. Fashion lovers will find the catwalks and shops of Milan to be inspiring. Those who love romance often head for Venice.   The architecture lovers head for Floren...

Italian researchers have discovered the gene for arteriosclerosis and devised a treatment to "switch it off" and prevent heart disease. The gene is responsible for producing a protein that in turn produces oxidant molecules that damage the walls of the heart, veins and arteries. The discovery was made by a team from the Life Sciences Institut...

Italian piazzas, or squares, are the beating hearts of every Italian town and city. They can be big or small, intimate or dramatic, humble, opulent, old, new and everything in between. In fact, sometimes a piazza isn't a square at all (see: the Piazza del Campo in Siena, among others).   What all Italian piazzas have in common is their civic...

Valigie pronte e voglia di imparare, sono questi i requisiti necessari per partecipare al bando di gara per aggiudicarsi l'opportunità di lavorare in uno studio di architettura e design negli Stati Uniti.   Il bando di partecipazione di Usa Emerge Italy è stato promosso da Federlegno Arredo ed è rivolto a neolaureati (da non oltre 6 mesi) e...

An amputee with a bionic hand has for the first time been able to feel the texture and shape of objects in his grasp, European researchers said last Wednesday.   The success of the month-long trial in Italy has energized researchers in the hunt to solve one of the most difficult challenges in prosthetics. Until now, moveable prosthetic hands...